Living on the west coast, I never really had any cravings for “comfort food” beyond the occasional burger. My main staple foods were salmon, grilled chicken, spinach and kale – I know what you’re thinking – a little boring. Well, the change of seasons on the east coast certainly has me HUNGRY and feeling extra creative in the kitchen. I decided to try out a chicken pot pie and invited a friend over to help me eat it!! Together we ate more than half of it!! I paired it with a simple kale salad which you’ll see in the pictures below. We thought it was a good combo – I hope you do too!
First, I looked up a great recipe and got these Ingredients from the grocery store:
1 lb cubed chicken breast
1 cup sliced carrots and parsnips
1 cup frozen green peas
½ cup sliced celery
1/3 cup butter
1 small chopped onion
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 ¾ cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk (I used skim)
¼ teaspoon celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Then I followed these instructions for preparation, since it was my first time I was really careful and followed it exactly!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
In a saucepan, combine the chicken, carrots, peas and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
In a Saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and transluscent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium heat until thick, while stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. I used my TEMPTATIONS pie dish which fit the mixture perfectly! Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust and seal the edges. (I used the extra cut offs to form a leaf…call me ambitious!) Make several small slits to allow steam to escape.
This wasn’t part of the recipe, but you can scramble an egg and brush on the pie crust to give it a glazed look like I did!!
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Coco was the best assistant in the kitchen…she watched the pie cook the ENTIRE time!
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